TV ratings: 'Men,' 'Big Bang Theory' score for CBS Monday

jim-parsons-big-bang-theory-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 8, 2010

CBS' comedies all enjoyed better-than-average nights Monday, with "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" both hitting season highs.

Their performance carried CBS to the top of the heap for the night as the network averaged 13.3 million viewers and an 8.2 rating/13 share in households. FOX (11.9 million, 6.9/10) edged ABC (11.4 million, 7.3/11) for second. NBC finished a distant fourth with 5.1 million viewers and a 3.1/5, and The CW (2.1 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

CBS also led among adults 18-49 with a 4.4 rating, beating out FOX's 4.2. ABC scored a 3.6 to take third in the demographic. NBC averaged 1.8 and The CW 1.0.

Monday's hourly numbers:

8 p.m.

FOX:
"House" (13.55 million viewers, 7.9/12 households)
ABC: "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" (11.6 million, 7.5/11)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (10.1 million, 6.2/9)/"Accidentally on Purpose" (9.2 million, 5.7/8)
NBC: "Chuck" (6.6 million, 3.9/6)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.2 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "House" (5.1)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" (17.55 million, 10.5/15)/"The Big Bang Theory" (16.2 million, 9.6/14)
ABC: "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" (13.05 million, 8.3/12)
FOX: "24" (10.2 million, 5.9/9)
NBC: "Heroes" season finale (4.4 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" (2 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (6.0)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" (13.5 million, 8.7/14)
ABC: "Castle" (9.5 million, 6.1/10)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)

18-49 leader:
"CSI: Miami" (3.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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